• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Design

    • Written by from Bieldside

    of course a keyboard is just a keyboard, the big difference is that this one looks pretty, and its not as bulky as other keyboards. The only thing that Mac could do to make this better is to offer a wireless version of their keyboard with the numeric keypad. I would have got the wireless one, but i need the numeric keypad, i use it alot. Other than that, this keyboard works perfectly and looks good.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I've used

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I bought the imac a while back with the keyboard and i have to say it is super thin and really really quiet unlike those fat keyboards that make those loud clicks when you type with them. Im really impressed. the only problem is that if you have really dirty fingers and then start typing on it the keys will get really dirty and its almost impossible to clean. other than that i love it!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT KEYBOARD!!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    it will be a lot better if this keyboard have black keys which lights up, just like the macbook pros.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Full Keyboard should have just come with the iMac

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I bought my iMac two weeks ago and really gave the mini keyboard a try but, as a PC convert, there are some things that I just need, like my home and end keys, a backspace and a full size keypad. It should have just come with the system I bought but there was no swaying the sales person to swap it out for me. Oh well I ended up having to spend another $60 to get the full keyboard. I also ended up using the KeyFixer utility to remap the Home and End keys so that they operated like I expected them to. Overall I am very happy with my system and full keyboard.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT...but...

    • Written by from Kissimmee

    Ok...Ok.. This is a truly beautiful thing, well done. I have used my MacBook Pro 17" as my main computer (95% of the time) for the past 3 years. Recently (last week) I updated my Pro to the new unibody 15" pro and added a 24" led screen (waw again)... So with the new 24" led well I needed a keyboard and hence this one. It works great with well placed keys and handy controls for a variety of functions. Full numeric keys and arrows. My only real surprise is that there is no backlight... hmmmm.... I just cannot understand why Apple did not put backlit keys... I use my system for a variety of things and often operate in a no light room.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard with one minor problem

    • Written by from LONDON

    As the other reviews state, and I endorse, the keyboard is great, the keys feel great and all, but there is one minor issue, and it has to do with apple USB connectors.

    The connectors in the keyboard are very strong and tight, but given the type of USB plugs from, say, an iPod touch, or a mighty mouse, it is VERY hard to pluck them out of the keyboard since they are square and smooth. If you never have to remove apple stuff from the keyboard, there is no problem, but if you do, you'd better have very strong fingers.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, except for the DVORAK conversion

    • Written by from Goderich

    This keyboard is great, especially if you like the QWERTY layout.

    I use the DVORAK layout though, and figured switching would be trivial as it was with all other Apple keyboards I've had, including macbooks and the old style desktop keyboard. This keyboard, however, has all the tabs but two (J and F) in vertical positions. The J and F keys' tabs are horizontal. This means that if you switch the keys, you have to put four back in sideways (J, F, U and H). It's not a big deal, but I'd prefer if all my keys were in the same orientation. I also can't see any reason to put two key tabs in sideways.

    21 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    electric shocks

    • Written by from san francisco

    like the new board but am getting electric shocks off edges, when plugging in lumix camera for downloading. give it 4 stars, minus the one for shock value.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally new typing experience

    • Written by from Ladyswell Cork

    I bought one today to use on my MacBook Pro. Actually I'm used to Dell and Logitech Keyboards and the one from the MacBook of course.

    Using the Apple Keyboard is an interesting new feeling while typing. It's like sliding over the keyboard, which is a little confusing first, but gets cooler every minute. And I've got to say, that I'm typing noticeable faster with the new Keyboard.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    • Written by from Thomasville

    I have this keyboard at my house. Even though I use a Macbook instead of an iMac I still switch keyboards when at home. The only reason I'm giving this review 4/5 stars is because I think that Apple should incorporate the backlight technology into these keyboards! I would definitely buy another

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite keyboard thus far.

    • Written by from Denver

    I'm a full-time student and writer. As such, I often get caught in the electronics stores "typing" on their keyboard displays, as I have not found one that I really liked in years. Until I got my MacBook. I really liked the internal keyboard on it, and when I decided to set up a "docking station" for it with a larger monitor, I went out and bought one of these.

    My only complaint is that you can't change the tilt of the keyboard - there are no "legs", so unless it's at your ideal angle already, you're just going to have to live with it - or put some of those self-adhesive rubber dots on the back to raise it a bit. That being said, this keyboard is ideal. I did notice that, since the USB ports aren't powered, you really do need this plugged directly into your Mac, not into a hub, if you want to use the USB ports for anything (very handy for flash drives).

    I love my macs. I even like the keyboard on my iBook G4, but I really love this keyboard!! The mighty mouse, in my opinion, is a piece of junk, but the Apple Keyboard hit a bulls eye! If Apple ever decides to change this design, I might end up buying several of these as spares.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from Marietta

    it needs to have the curve shape like some of the new PC keybords

    3 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings.

    • Written by from Lihue

    I really like the touch, the look, etc. But there are a couple of minor shortfalls:

    1. The specialized function keys now being combined with regular "Function" keys. I hate this. It's messed with my mind in all kinds of ways. To me, keyboard shortcuts are sacrosanct. I really liked having specific Volume keys - it was easy to understand and I don't know a human alive who has ever used an "F19" key - way too many "F" keys, there's no reason for crowding the volume keys together with F10-F12. Overriding this behavior (however you have it set) with a laptop-style "fn" key is inconvenient, to say the least.

    2. It feels like the spacing has changed significantly. I'm having to retrain my hands (again) - gettin' tired of doing that! Not a huge gripe, because most keyboards are different, but still...

    2 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It like a laptop only better

    • Written by from AUCKLAND

    I love the light weight design and the fact that it is so nice to use, much better than old chunky keyboards of the 90s! Only one problem, the ones at my uni that are about a year and a half old are really really dirty and you cant clean them. I think it is because of the number of people who have used them. My own personal one tho is still nice and white after 10 months.
    *To the person who said about it not being wireless there is a wireless version available.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this keyboard to help make my workspace more ergonomic, which also involved putting my laptop on a stand and further back on my desk. The keys are not as tall as the mid-2007 Macbook Pro, so I'm adjusting to that. In addition, the fn key is not to the left of the left control key as it is on the laptop's keyboard, which is an annoying adjustment to have to adapt to: instead, it's to the right of the delete key.

    On the bright side, I love how there's a number pad as a proper keyboard should. The sensitivity level is perfect, and the slight incline is hardly noticeable. And two USB ports tucked away adeptly on either side of the top of the keyboard are very useful for a laptop with only two ports to begin with.

    Overall, I really like this keyboard. The biggest qualm I have is the location of the fn key, but I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect...

    • Written by from Alma

    Great keyboard, nice feel when typing. Love the thin and easy to push keys. Why is it not available wirelessly?! Were it not for that, it would be perfect.

    It would be nice if it came in black as well.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB keyboard cool but has a defect when typing

    • Written by from Northridge

    I own two of the keyboards , connected to USB , They are cool the greatest product Apple ever made , BUT many times while typing a letter it doesn't type it , Skips . You have to push hard so it works , Hope that Apple will have a fix for it.
    Regards

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    well worth it

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Bought this about 3 weeks ago. I'm a PhD student so I type a LOT. Had a hard time deciding if I could compromise on the wireless and keep the num pad. In the end since the keyboard never leaves the desk I don't miss it. Turns out a wireless mouse to me is key, but a wired keyboard is fine. Using the laptop style keys has been fantastic. My typing is now faster and much quieter. The full size keyboard is a must for me...page up, page down, fwd & back delete, and nbr entry is necessary for me. Great keyboard, great quality, and USB ports to boot. Work the $. Giving it 4 stars only because I think Apple could have a wireless version of this but for some reason chooses not to. That would be a 5-star keyboard, to me.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with great design features

    • Written by from Arnold

    I find this a wonderful upgrade from the older style keyboards (clear body w/white keys). The other was find as well, but I always hated the fact, with any keyboard, that dirt, dust, crumbs, etc would always find their way down under the keys and the hassle of tearing the keyboard apart to clean it, etc. was a real pain and it left the keyboard unsightly, in general.

    This keyboard does away with that issue. It is thin and the clearance between body and keys is very small, so it definitely minimizes small particles from falling into the body. Easy to clean with just a few wipes of a damp cleaning cloth, too.

    Typing on the new design for some reason, rather it be the height change, etc. took a few days to stop making typing errors, but once I got used to it, it's fine and types very smoothly. I like the numeric keypad on the right side, but have noticed that they have removed that on the new keyboards. I hope they continue to offer the extended version for those that want/need that numeric ability.

    Overall, I love the design and overall user-friendliness of this keyboard and will be using it for a long time coming.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, takes some time getting use to

    • Written by from Gainesville

    This is a great keyboard. I spend at least 10 -12 hours a day typing on this keyboard and I don't have many problems with it. The only problems that I have with the keyboard is that the number pad is slightly different that the keypad on the standard PC keyboard, but I know that I will get use to that and it is WELL worth the slightest bit of "trouble" (if I would even go that far to call it that) that it has caused.
    As to the issues with the height of the keyboard-i haven't had any trouble with that as I simply use a Keyboard drawer that allows me to adjust the height of my keyboard. I have been using this for years (even before this keyboard) so it was never an issue.

    3 of 3 people found this useful